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Typhoon Chaba

Typhoon Chaba

The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Super Typhoon Chapa on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Chapa was located approximately 824 km (512 miles) south of Iwo Jima and was moving towards the west-northwest at 20 km/hr (13 mph). Maximum sustained were near 259 km/hr (161 mph) with higher gusts 287 km/hr (178 mph). Chaba is expected to make landfall in southwestern Japan sometime on Friday.

The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats.

NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.